Chicago Latin Film Festival (CLFF) announced today that Polish graphic artist Dominika Czerniak-Chojnacka, winner of the 2017 Chicago Latino Film Festival Poster Contest, is the artist behind the official poster design for its 38th edition.
The poster will be the face of the Festival, as it will be on the program cover, digital schedules, invitations, digital program books, Festival trailer, Festival website and more.
“This year we decided to do something different by asking the winners of the last five poster competitions to submit their ideas and concepts for the image that would be the face of this year’s Festival. The choices were difficult; each submission spoke in its own way to the multi-ethnic nature of the pan-Latino diaspora. But we were ultimately captivated by Dominika’s bright, cheerful and upbeat design” said Pepe Vargas, founder and executive director of the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, the organization that produces the Chicago Latino Film Festival
“Finding an idea for the official poster of the Chicago Latino Film Festival was not an easy task. I thought and drew for several days, and suddenly – as sometimes happens in art – I drew the Sun, a very simple, even obvious object. Yet it is an image common to all Latin American cultures,” written Czerniak-Chijnacka.
“And when its rays turn into strips of celluloid, it becomes a powerful and radiant symbol of the 38th Chicago Latin Film Festival. Transferring this poster to other media will be easy: even in different formats, it will be eye-catching. It’s as if the poster moves and also moves everyone who sees it.
Featuring nearly 100 features and shorts from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal and the United States, the 38th Chicago Latin Film Festival, April 21-May 1, will be presented in a hybrid format with in-person screenings, multiple Drive-In presentations at the ChiTown Movies Drive-In2343 S. Throop Street, and online through Events virtual platform. The online program will be available to residents of Illinois and the Midwestern states of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. The full program, along with additional venues, will be announced in March.
The Chicago Latino Film Festival is made possible with the support of its presenting sponsor, Corona Extra, and with additional sponsorships from Xfinity, US Bank, Prado & Renteria, Tristan & Cervantes, Whitehall Hotel and Lopez & Co, with more to be announced. .
The Festival would also not be possible without the support of the following foundations, government agencies and others: Chicago’s Cultural Treasures, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, The Reva and David Logan Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity, and Arts at Prince , The Field Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs (DCASE), Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, Nordstrom and Instituto Cervantes.
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